Medical Malpractice Attorney

If you or a member of your family has been injured by a medical provider’s mistakes or omissions, it could require added medical or custodial care or rehabilitation costs, and means reduced quality of life, lost earnings and other damages. Even though no amount of money can compensate for the suffering of a family member caused by the mistake or neglect of a health care professional or hospital, you should consult an experienced New York medical malpractice attorney without delay.

Medical Malpractice Law in New York

Medical malpractice occurs when avoidable harm is caused by a healthcare provider departing from accepted standards of professional practice and failing to use the care which a reasonably competent and careful provider would have used in that situation. It could be performing an act or making a judgment which a reasonably prudent practitioner would not have, or neglecting to do what a reasonably prudent practitioner would have.

In 1999, the Institute of Medicine estimated between 44,000 and 98,000 deaths occur in the US each year due to preventable medical errors in hospitals (errors in doctor’s offices or other non-hospital outpatient settings were excluded). That level means medical malpractice exacts a higher toll than do breast cancer, auto accidents and some other frequent causes of death.

More than a 1,000 cases are filed in New York courts annually claiming a medical institution or healthcare provider made a late or incorrect diagnosis, prescribed an incorrect drug or delivered the wrong dosage, botched lab results or failed to conduct needed tests, left surgical instruments inside a patient, or in other ways committed malpractice with serious or even fatal results.

Winning a medical malpractice case usually requires overcoming a number of hurdles. The causes of some medical conditions are imperfectly understood, and even skilled professionals can differ on courses of treatment. Malpractice trials are typically longer and more expensive than trials for other types of personal injuries, due to the extensive preparation and expert witness testimony they generally require. In most medical malpractice cases in New York, the deadline under the statute of limitations for bringing suit is a fairly short two and a half years. To succeed, you’ll want to have a New York medical malpractice lawyer with thorough knowledge and extensive experience with these complex issues.

Free Consultation: Experienced New York City Medical Malpractice Attorney

If negligent care by a hospital or medical provider has harmed you or someone in your family, you should seek expert help in obtaining the compensation to which you may be entitled. For a free consultation with an experienced New York medical malpractice attorney, call the Law Office of Shane D. Scott, PC toll-free at 800-230-0744.

There is no risk or obligation to you. If you retain us to work on your medical malpractice case, we will make sure you understand the issues and the process involved. You will not have to pay us attorney’s fees or expenses unless we obtain a satisfactory settlement for you or win your case in court.

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